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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #18: Free wood = bowl

05-07-2019 03:43 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

I donated several turned items for a silent auction at our church. My work got some exposure and people were very complimentary, which is very nice :). One parishioner subsequently brought me some pieces of a spruce stump they cut up. Most of the wood was pretty soft and rotting, but I was able to hack one usable blank out of it. The soft nature of the wood and really open pores made turning a bit difficult. The end grain, in particular, I could not get even halfway smooth with tools. I sande...

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Alaska Cabin #3: The Live Edge Counter

02-06-2019 02:51 AM by Matt Snyder | 0 comments »

When I moved in to the small 13’ x 15’ dry cabin on the fire base in McGrath, AK it was nicer than most of the primitive cabins on base. Some of the walls had rough cut white spruce panels and there was a little hand made furniture from previous crafty resident firefighters. In the kitchen area the counter was a white painted piece of plywood braced to the wall with a simple cabinet underneath. I figured I could do better and thus began my first major woodworking project that started m...

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Mandocello build series #1: Mandocello Build Part1 "wood selection"

09-20-2018 08:29 PM by Tomy Hovington | 2 comments »

Starting a new Build series … I’m really exited about this one.I just selected the wood for it and I’m super exited to be using Torrefied Spruce for the Soundboard… Check out the video link as I show and describe all the parts. https://youtu.be/31hQSDvay0w

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Completing the H5 Mandola

07-01-2018 01:08 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

There we are, the Mandola is now completely done and it’s a beauty. The finish is a mix between the Beast and The Wildfire.(Two of my most popular finish). Stunning Quilted Maple Back and sides, Abalone Inlay, Heavy Bear Claw figure on the Sitka Spruce Top. She’s gorgeous and she sounds AMAZING! Videos are up on my YT channel of this build and here is the last one where you get to see her up close… https://youtu.be/SPGdnfhaG0U

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Octave Mandolin #20: Custom Octave Mandolin

03-15-2018 03:10 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

This project was commissioned and was quite the undertaking. My customer wanted a Octave Mandolin with a archtop and flat backboard. Since there was no blueprints to make such an instrument I had to do research, compile information and sketch my own drawing to even start the project. This build stretch over a year and a bit and was just completed.The wood used in this project is AAA quilted Maple back sides and neck, Engelmann AAA Spruce top, ebony fretboard, binding, and peghead veneer. Maho...

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Oahu Guitar Restoration #4: Crack Repairs and Top Reinforcement

03-21-2017 01:00 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 6 comments »

If you prefer not to read, the youtube video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmXWgNwtXAg For this session I started to repair and reinforce some of the bigger issues with this guitar. All guitars experience a tremendous amount of strain and pressure on the neck joint at the body. A good way to counter this strain is to reinforce the top in the area just below the fingerboard. This guitar did not have any reinforcement in that area and thus it was necessary to add some stiffness ...

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Matthies V2 Leg Vise build

01-21-2017 11:30 PM by kiefer | 14 comments »

Well it has been a while but I went thru some crappy times medically but it is over and life goes on !!!!Here are a couple of videos that I made and what I am trying to show is the piece by piece construction of my V2 leg vise . I am a little slow building the vise at the moment but I am nearing completion . I posted two videos on you tube (part 1 and 2 ) with a third part to come in a few days .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWlphTPJDrMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKnH0bTyJgk Kla...

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Octave Mandolin #5: How to carve an Archtop Soundboard

10-30-2016 05:02 AM by Tomy Hovington | 2 comments »

Following up on the current build… This next part is the carving process of the soundboard. Link to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTgu1dqCSU

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Pallet Workbench Build #1: Tabletop Lumber Prep

03-30-2016 05:07 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

The time has come to start building my new workbench. I am using wood from some industrial size pallets from my work. The wood is some kind of spruce that came out of Hungary. In this installment I will be preparing the stock that will become the tabletop. I have to do some serious milling to get the stock straight and square before I could get it ready for glue-up. Be sure to participate in the comments section, and I hope you enjoy the video! View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.i...

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Making a Cello #10: A real work out!

12-07-2012 05:06 PM by PhiltheLuthier | 7 comments »

What!! 2 days later!!! Well maybe I want to finish before the Aztec calendar runs out so that I don’t have to switch to a new time keeping system in the middle of a cello build. What a billing disaster that would be! I joined the Spruce plate without a single bit of trouble shortly after writing the last blog post. Next came re-flattening the back side of the plates. The set up: I sanded out the plane marks with a random orbit sander, 60, 120 and 220 grit to finish. giving ...

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